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The LORD – on whom we depend

November 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm in Church History, Daily Life, Special Feast Days, Uncategorized

What follows is broadly based on notes of a sermon Rev PKA deBoer preached on Psalm 124 in the Free Reformed Church, Mt Nasura, on Armistice Day (commemorating the end of World War 1, 100 years ago) last Sunday, 11/11/2018. In it he highlighted our ongoing…

Attacks on the Christian School

According to recent ABC News,[i] “Non-government schools will be prevented from expelling gay students on the basis of their sexuality under new laws…

Pray for Mankind (2)

August 4, 2018 - 2:56 pm in Uncategorized

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority,…

News Items – RCN and China

April 26, 2018 - 11:57 am in Uncategorized

Some brief news items on events in the GKv (RCN) and in China: Mary on Palm Sunday André van Aarle, a Roman Catholic deacon, will be in Groningen on Palm Sunday to lead a combined PKN / GKv[1] church service! [That our GKv (RCN) sister churches should have…

Australia Day

January 26, 2018 - 12:42 pm in Uncategorized

Today, January 26th, is celebrated as Australia Day. It commemorates the arrival of the first fleet of British ships in 1788 and the settlement of Australia—up till then inhabited by Aborigines living a more primitive existence as hunters and gatherers—by…

Two Communities

October 14, 2017 - 9:52 am in Meditations, Uncategorized

“No one likes be made an object of ridicule. No one likes to be hated and attacked. People were made by God to live in communion and we instinctively seek that,” says Rev J Kroeze in a recent meditation on Hebrews 10:32-39. But after our fall into sin,…

How the Gold has Lost its Lustre!

October 3, 2017 - 10:15 am in Uncategorized

The following article is about the present situation in the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands – liberated (RCN or GKv). How the gold has lost its lustre, the fine gold become dull! The sacred gems are scattered at the head of every street.  (Lamentations…

‘Same-sex Marriage’

July 13, 2017 - 10:52 am in Daily Life, Politics, Uncategorized

Australians are confronted with a relentless push for ‘same-sex marriage’. ARPA[i] is urging its members to email Federal Members of Parliament and Senators. As an example of what to write, it provides the following suggestions: “The Bible defines marriage…

Understanding Terminology

July 5, 2017 - 11:07 am in Uncategorized

“I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.” (John Calvin) Recently I was privileged to have a lively discussion on the difference between what we call the "Arminian" and "Reformed" theology. I contended that the…

Next step for GKv: unity with NRC

Once a church takes steps in a certain direction it is often hard to change course. We see an example of that in the matter of women in office. When our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv), appointed a committee to study that…